COQUITLAM — Coquitlam Mounties are poring over evidence at three crime scenes following a brazen carjacking over the weekend.
The spree began at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning, when police were called to a report of a robbery at a liquor store in the 2600 block of Austin Avenue.
Police said two men wearing full ski gear including black masks, used a gun to rob the store of both cash and booze.
A short time later, investigators believe the same two men carjacked two people in the 1300 block of United Boulevard.
The vehicle was later found torched in Surrey.
In both robberies no one was hurt, but police said the two carjacking victims were understandably terrified after the ordeal.
“They did the right thing by not arguing or fighting with the suspect,” said RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung.
“Even someone with any kind of a weapon, your vehicle is replaceable, if you get killed you’re not replaceable at all.”
He also noted carjackings in the Tri-Cities are a rare crime.
Chung said investigators have interviewed witnesses and the victims, but are still seeking the public’s help to find the two suspects.
“With this type of robbery, sometimes the suspects themselves will brag about it,” he said.
Police only have a limited description of the two men.
The suspects are described as Caucasian, standing six feet tall.
Anyone with information is asked to call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550.